Tag: corrosion resistance

Electronic Latching for the Great Outdoors

Southco is bringing its electronic locking capabilities outside with the recent launch of our R4-EM Outdoor Electronic Rotary Latch.

With its corrosion-resistant plated-steel or stainless steel outer body construction and fully-sealed internal actuator, the R4-EM Outdoor provides reliable electronic locking that is resistant to moisture and dust, making it an excellent choice for external applications.

The R4-EM Outdoor works just like the standard R4-EM, and accepts control inputs from any access control device. In addition to its ability to perform in corrosive environments, the R4-EM Outdoor is designed with a higher working load and ultimate load that ensures reliable operation in demanding environments.

The R4-EM Outdoor delivers optimal design flexibility and is ideal for outdoor applications that require concealed, convenient and secure electronic access.


To learn more about Southco’s complete line of electronic access solutions, visit Southco’s R4-EM product page.



Quick-Access Latching That Beats the Heat

Southco’s popular DZUS® D8 Panex Quarter-Turn Fastener line has recently expanded with the introduction to of a new stainless steel verison. The stainless steel D8 delivers the same quick access and fast installation as the standard D8, but enables dependable fastening in harsh environments where heat and corrosion may affect operation. The durabl

Best Practices for Electronic Lock Selection for Self-Service Applications

When designing physical security into self-service enclosures, such as kiosks and pick-up drop-off points (PUDOs), manufacturers must anticipate the need for modern methods of access control and incorporate new technology, while still providing a solution that is cost-effective and meets the requirements of the growing self-service industry. Incorporating ap

Join Southco at AFCOM DCW and IBEX In October!

Southco is hitting the road in October to exhibit our access hardware solutions at two upcoming conferences: AFCOM Data Center World and the International Boatbuilders' Exhibition. Beginning Sept. 30 and through Oct. 3, Southco will exhibit in Booth 631 at Fall Data Center World Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Stop by to see our newly launched H3

Rugged Latches that Withstand the Elements

Extreme temperatures are a constant source of frustration for engineers designing for outdoor applications because hardware must be protected from the elements but still be fully functional. The challenge is finding the right material to suit your application; the solution is anticipating the elements and designing accordingly. Southco engineers were rec

Slide Latching Adds Security and Style to Transom Doors

It’s no secret that yacht design is all about the details. These large luxury vessels are built to complement the luxe tastes of their buyers, with elegant, streamlined designs and top of the line features. However, yacht manufacturers are often tasked with ensuring that a yacht’s components not only look good, but withstand quality performance requireme

Hinges and Material Requirements

Part 8 in a 10-part series on specifying hinges There are many factors to consider when selecting a hinge. We have discussed opening angle, frame configuration, industry specs and installation method, among others. But a critical consideration not to be overlooked may seem like the simplest: material. When deciding between material options, be sure to consid

Hinges and industry specifications

Part 6 in a 10-part series on specifying hinges Selecting the proper hinge can sometimes be more challenging that we might expect. In addition to considering cost, aesthetics, strength requirements and door configurations, we need to also consider any regulations or specifications that might affect our applications. For example, hinges used on outdoor

Stainless Steel Rotary Latch Designed to Meet Challenges of Marine Industry

The ocean can be as unforgiving as it is beautiful when it comes to the harsh effects the sea can have on hinges, latches and other boat hardware. Southco understands the need for a reliable rotary latch that can withstand salt, sun and the damaging effects of water. Hence, the Stainless Steel R4-10 was introduced. The new R4-10 features the same benefits

Off-highway challenges and entry door solutions

Part 1 of a 3-part series on off-highway access components It might not be a Mercedes, but it just might cost as much! Off-highway vehicles and machinery are not cheap, so security is an obvious necessity. And anyone who has worked with off-highway equipment knows that convenience and durability are also paramount. Southco recognizes the challenges of mar